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Research & Travel Stipends

Explore lesser known historical places and discover untold stories.

Untold Stories | Forgotten Places of Memory

Research Fellows will explore lesser known European historical places, collect stories, and conduct interviews in the context of National Socialist injustice and atrocities. These stories and visual impressions will be made accessible for the broader public in various online formats. Research Fellows will receive a travel stipend of 1,000 Euro for the project.

Do you ever wonder about the lesser known stories, communities and places in the historical context of Nazi atrocities and injustice in Europe? Are you interested in exploring locations where the absence of official historical memory and remembrance seems striking? Would you like to interview people about their community’s memories and modes of remembering?

Our teams in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Warsaw are excited about our new European project Untold Stories | Forgotten Places of Memory. The goal of this initiative is to advance an inclusive and diverse culture of remembrance.

What is this new project about?

We invited Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows to become one of 15 Research Fellows to conduct study trips to European destinations of your choice. We focus on three topics or any combination thereof: Antisemitism, Racism, and the discrimination of and hatred towards the LGBTIQA+ community during Nazi oppression and its impact on today’s societies. We are interested in the politics and complexities of memory as well as how communities remember their past and the related sites.

Our Research Fellows will explore lesser known European historical places, collect stories, and conduct interviews.

The Timeline

  • Application Period | We invited applications until January 16, 2022.
  • January to February, 2022 | Admission of Research Fellows
  • March to May, 2022 | Travel and regular submission of the collected stories

The Expectations

We expect Research Fellows to share their findings with us. We are interested in following their steps along the way and in learning alongside our Fellows. The research journeys result in brief video or audio formats with local footage based on interviews or the Fellow’s own observations. Humanity in Action will make these stories and visual impressions accessible to the broader public.

More Information?

For more information, please contact Djuna Josefa (she/her) in our Amsterdam office.

Partners & Supporters

This project is funded by the Foundation EVZ and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF).

The project takes place in partnership with Humanity in Action Netherlands.

The project takes place in partnership with Humanity in Action Poland.

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

135 Fellows per year